Red Sox vs. Rays score: Boston charges back, takes 5-2 lead

A big 4th inning has put the Red Sox in front of Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Rays were rolling along in the first game of their ALDS against Boston, but things have turned around very quickly. Dustin Pedroia led off the 4th inning with a single (the first hit of the game off of starter

Matt Moore), and then David Ortiz hit what should have been a routine flyout to Wil Myers in center field...

Myerswoops_medium

Rays sportscaster Barry LeBrock with the explanation of what happened there:

The stage was now set for a big inning, and Boston delivered just that. Jonny Gomes came just inches away from a home run, settling instead for a two-run double off the top of the Monster:

Soxdbl_medium

With two outs and Gomes on second, Stephen Drew hit a grounder to the right side and beat Moore to the base for an infield single. Gomes managed to score on the play, marking the second major miscue of the inning by the Rays. After Will Middlebrooks doubled in Drew, the Rays made another whoopsie by allowing Jacoby Ellsbury to reach on a passed ball strike three. Boston capitalized yet again, as Shane Victorino singled in the fifth run of the inning.

More from SB Nation MLB:

Ranking SNL’s "Baseball Dreams" sketch from 1997

Cardinals blow out Pirates in NLDS opener

Get your Royals 2013 World Series champs T-shirt | #Lookit

Brisbee: The bad luck of the sad-sack Braves

Closing Time: A Mariano Rivera retrospective

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.